It’s quite easy to get stuck in your thoughts. You start out with the best intentions–to stay focused, stay positive and to let things roll, or more so, to let it go. But sometimes you will find yourself stuck in your own head trying to navigate out of it. You go to sleep at night with your mind running a marathon of thoughts, maybe you wake up many times over the night in the midst of odd dreams and those thoughts you went to sleep with are still running over and over. And you wake up and within seconds your mind is in overdrive and/or you just feel heavy and tired. This is an exhausting cycle, and you know you need to get out of it.
One way to look at it is that you need to experience what you are experiencing, and process it. Yes, I know–this is where you get caught up in your mind. It can be a challenge when the “flood gates” of all thoughts are opened–where your mind is jumping from one disparate thought to another or is having quite the journey through worry, sadness, fear, loneliness, etc., related to one or many circumstances or persons and trying to connect them all. After a few days of this, you find that you can’t distinguish anything anymore. It all just blends.
I learned a long time ago that this is when you need to pay attention to the message the Universe is sending you. You need a hard stop and to reset.
Remember, it’s not the external forces or factors at play that are putting you in this place or mindset. It’s how you are reacting or responding to them. We pretty much all instinctively know this. But our minds get lost in overtime really fast and we lose sight of this knowing. We are just hard-wired this way. But you can spin out of these cycles quicker and with beneficial outcomes–as in learning more about yourself and knowing that you do have the power and the strength to get out of your head. Here are a few reminders when you find yourself on the merry-go-round of your mind.
Stop looking for answers from the Universe. Yes, they are everywhere, but seeking answers and looking for signs is probably not the best way to go. Being open, listening and feeling the answers is what you need to do. When you actively look for the message, you can set yourself up for being misled, overwhelmed or even confused. And this has the affect of getting caught up in your thoughts again. In short, when we seek signs we are letting our minds do the work.
Release the question or challenge to the Universe clearly as possible and allow yourself to be open and receptive to the answers. Here you will find clarity and Universal guidance that lives within you. So ask the question. Breath deeply and release it.
Once released, stop thinking about it and be in the present. Really try to stop your thoughts or problem from dominating your every moment. Do what you do and be where you are. Don’t overthink. Don’t get into your head to try to figure it out. The answers will come. After all, they are always within you. Just remember to be open.
If you have to think or consider if something is the sign, most likely it is not. You may be forcing it.
If you, however, have a physical or intuitive reaction (that in your gut or heart feeling or it makes you feel even if for a split second that it’s a true sense of truth), you will have your answers. This is knowing. And this knowing comes from you–when it feels right, when it makes you feel lighter or when you feel in “the zone.”
Yes, when your mind is in overdrive, it can be a challenge to hit the reset button. But you can and you will. Be in the present in your life and in-tune with your body. This intuition lives in you. This intuition will direct you in the direction you are meant to go.